Australia’s Hiking and Bushwalking Blog

Welcome to Australia’s Hiking and Bushwalking Blog! This blog is your one-stop shop for all things hiking and bushwalking in Australia. Think of it as your hiking and bushwalking manual. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, I’ve got the information and resources you need to plan and enjoy your next adventure. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about getting started, developing your hiking skills, hiking safely, health and hygiene, navigation techniques, and hiking hacks. I also cover the food and gear you’ll need for your hikes, as well as how to care for it.

And of course, no hiking blog would be complete without stories from the trail! I share inspiring stories from my own adventures, as well as from my readers. I encourage you to get involved in this exciting community by submitting your own trip reports and hiking trails, planning your own events and joining conversations in the forums.

I also offer free meal planners, packing checklists and dowloadable hiking guides, to help you plan your next adventure. Whether you’re looking to explore a new trail or learn more about hiking and bushwalking in Australia, I’m here to help. So start planning your next adventure today!

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Rock cairns for hike navigation


Discover the controversy surrounding rock cairns in the bushwalking community. Are they pointless or do they impinge on the natural environment? Find out now.

10 Ways to use a bandana hiking


You might just be surprised at how often this little hero comes to the rescue. The only limit is your imagination. Here’s 10 Ways to use a bandana hiking.

Helinox Ground Chair Review


Enhance your outdoor comfort with the Helinox Ground Chair. Read my field test and review for a lightweight and comfortable hiking and camping experience.

How to read a map for hiking


Learn how to read a topographic map for hiking with ease. Master symbols, contours, and more through training and practice. Start your adventure now.

Different types of hiking shelters


Find the perfect hiking shelter for your next adventure. Consider trail conditions, weather, personal preference, and hiking style. Check out these tips.

Get fit for hiking: Essential tips


Get Fit for Hiking with regular exercise. Start with short trips and easy terrain. Prepare yourself for the great outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature.